Clementine Season

By Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am — Filed under:

I don’t know why you can only get clementines during Christmas. It seems counter-intuitive to me, but when those little orange citrus show up in my grocery store, I’m the first to buy a box. The reason I love clementines so much is because they are EASY to peel. I hate peeling oranges, but clementine peels come off in one easy pull. Nutrition Facts for ClementinesThey are also sweet compared to other citrus fruits. Sweeter than an orange and half its size.

Best of all, they are low in calories. They average 35 calories a fruit, so I can eat two of them for one Weight Watchers Point. Of course, I need to eat two for them to count as a fruit to check off, but I’m alright with that. They taste good and they are low maintenance.

It’s clementine season and it only last a month or so, so get out there and get some. If you have been struggling eating enough fruits and vegetables, here is a welcome addition to your diet. You only get them once a year, so enjoy them while they’re here.


9 Responses to “Clementine Season”

  1. iportion Says:

    I had a couple of these this week mmmmmmmmmmm

  2. Cheryl Says:

    Are Clementine’s the same as tangerines? What’s the difference?

  3. Laura Moncur Says:

    Nope, they’re different. They are WAY easier to peel and no pits! I forgot to tell you, NO PITS! Tangerines are loaded with pits…

  4. Michael Moncur Says:

    Clementines are a variety of Mandarin oranges, specifically a hybrid of Mandarins and regular oranges. Tangerines are another variety of mandarins, usually with a reddish tint.

    Clementines are almost always seedless, and a bit smaller. That’s the main difference.

  5. Brianna Ebright Says:

    I think clemintines rock!I mean helloooooo small,quick,EASY TO PEEL!!!I just don’t why oranges,tangerines and clemintines are not the same fruit because they are like-ALMOST-the same!


    Can Clementines be grown in the east (specifically in Virginia)? How about in a greenhouse?

  7. Joan Birkins Says:

    why is the season so short

  8. Hilary Says:

    What is the point value per clementine. My WW Online tools says 1 pt for Large and .5 for small, but I can’t tell if they are large or small anyway? I love eating them, but if eating 2 clementines = 2 pts then I have to cut down!

  9. Jo Says:

    I have always found that the clementines imported from Spain are much better than the california ones.

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